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2019 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Results

High water and impassible roads couldn’t keep the Laser Masters from sailing this weekend.  Extremely high tides due to a harvest moon and a Nor’easter off the coast made Fishing Bay Road nearly impassible in 6-8+ inches of water at times. The road and Fishing Bay dock were still underwater at some of the low tides over the weekend.

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On Saturday everyone arrived plenty early ahead of the mid-morning high tide and rigged and waited for the right wind.  After a 2-hour postponement the wind filled in and 36 boats filed out to get in some races in the afternoon.

The wind filled in out of the SSE for 3 races with the first being won by Gavin O’Hare (Eastport YC) and the next two won by David Waiting (Severn Sailing Association)

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Post racing Alain and his crew served up a scrumptious meal of She Crab Soup and Virginia BBQ Baby Back Ribs.  Dinner was cut a little short by the coming high tide and the need to get through the road before it became too flooded.

With the need for everyone to arrive early to again beat the high tide and with the better wind in the morning, the first start on Sunday was moved up to the oh-so-early time of 0930. This meant being awake and in some cases beginning to rig boats before the sun was even up.

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David Waiting of Severn Sailing Association – photo by Paul Almany

We made the best of it starting the first race in 16 knots of wind out of the NNE. David Waiting won the first race of the day.  As the wind shifted around and eased a bit 2 more races were run with Mike Schmidt (Magothy River SA) winning one of them and Hal Gilreath who travelled all the way from Florida winning the 3rd race.  By 1pm the wind had died and the fleet was sent in for the day.

2019 Laser Masters Start - Photo by Paul Almany

Rick Klein and his race team of Mike Dale, David Hinckle, Becky Dale, Ruthana Jenkins, David Clark, Brad Miller, Mosby West, Debbie Cycotte, John Wake, Paul Almany, Sharon Bauer and a few others did a first rate job getting the fleet sailing when there was wind and off the water when there wasn’t. Every weather leg required a course change and they anticipated it every time.

Alain, James, Ron, Frank, and Don all helped in the kitchen for another marvelous meal while Britt Drake was instrumental in getting breakfast served and serving up Sunbirds as cocktail hour.

Congratulations to first time winner of the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship – David Waiting.  As an Apprentice Master David was given 3 points a race handicap and able to consistently finish in the top 3 every race to narrowly beat out Master Gavin O’Hare and Grand Master James Jacob (Severn Sailing Assn).  Top woman was Susan Taylor (Severn Sailing Assn).

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Overall Winner: David Waiting, Severn Sailing Association
1st Woman: Susan Taylor, Severn Sailing Association

1st Great Grand Master: Don Hahl, Brant Beach YC
2nd Great Grand Master: Jim Knab, Rohoboth Bay SA

1st Grand Master: James Jacob, Severn Sailing Association
2nd Grand Master: Hal Gilreath, Florida

1st Master: Gavin Ohare, Eastport Yacht Club
2nd Master: Derek Fernon

1st Apprentice Master: David Waiting, Severn Sailing Association
2nd Apprentice Master: Luke Shingledecker, Severn Sailing Association

38th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
Fishing Bay Yacht Club | October 12-13, 2019

 

Laser (36 boats)
Series Standing – 6 races scored

Information is final.
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:01:54 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Skipper Yacht Club  1   2   3   4   5   6  Total W/ Masters Handicap Pos
1  
214620      David Waiting [Apprentice Master]   Severn Sailing Association   [3]   1   1   1   2   3   8   23  
1  
2  
92      Gavin OHare [Master]   Eastport YC   1   2   4   5   [13]   2   14   24  
2  
3  
194620      James Jacob [Grand Master]   SSA   11   6   2   4   3   [19]   26   31  
3  
4  
195125      Hal Gilreath [Grand Master]   Florida   5   10   [13]   8   6   1   30   35  
4  
5  
121384      Mike Schmidt [Grand Master]   Magothy River Sailing Association   12   11   6   3   1   [37/OCS]   33   38  
5  
6  
210631   Laser   Don Hahl [Great Grand Master]   Brant Beach YC   9   8   5   10   8   [15]   40   40  
6  
7  
198025   Heart Attack and Vine   Luke Shingledecker [Apprentice Master]   Severn Sailing Association   7   7   [8]   2   4   5   25   40  
7  
8  
199937      Len Guenther [Grand Master]   FBYC   10   3   7   11   5   [24]   36   41  
8  
9  
215722      Scott Williamson [Apprentice Master]   Severn Sailing Association   4   4   3   6   9   [12]   26   41  
9  
10  
156631      Eric Johnson [Grand Master]   Severn Sailing Association   6   9   12   [17]   10   9   46   51  
10  
11  
159785   No Quarter   Jon Deutsch [Apprentice Master]   Fishing Bay YC   2   5   [16]   9   12   8   36   51  
11  
12  
195478   Vintage NADS   Michael Moore [Grand Master]   DGYC   [18]   12   9   12   7   7   47   52  
12  
13  
182850      Peter Ill [Grand Master]   Hampton Yacht Club   8   15   14   [16]   11   16   64   69  
13  
14  
180524   Full Circle   Susan Taylor [Grand Master]   SSA   15   20   [23]   13   14   4   66   71  
14  
15  
203955   Sierra Whiskey Foxtrot   Dorian Haldeman [Apprentice Master]   Severn Sailing Association   [20]   17   17   7   15   13   69   84  
15  
16  
206135      Natalie Burls [Apprentice Master]   Severn Sailing Association   13   13   10   15   19   [22]   70   85  
16  
17  
211515   Boat   Michael Toms [Grand Master]   Fishing Bay Yacht Club   26   21   15   14   [29]   14   90   95  
17  
18  
193965      Jim Knab [Great Grand Master]   Rehoboth Bay SA   22   25   21   [26]   25   6   99   99  
18  
19  
199142   Last One   Newton Wattis [Great Grand Master]   Surf City YC   16   16   27   [32/ZFP]   26   17   102   102  
19  
20  
214625   Blue Meanie   Steven Cofer [Great Grand Master]   SSA   17   [26]   20   22   23   21   103   103  
20  
21  
200144   Dixie Rocket   Alain Vincey [Great Grand Master]   Fishing Bay YC   25   28   [37/DNS]   23   22   11   109   109  
21  
22  
184116      Derek Fernon [Master]   Williamson’s Laser Squadron   19   14   11   [37/RET-BF]   21   37/OCS   102   112  
22  
23  
180543   LaserRay   raymond flynn [Great Grand Master]   CSC   [31]   30   29   18   17   23   117   117  
23  
24  
209698      Rob Emmet [Grand Master]   Storm Trysail   23   18   18   [37/OCS]   27   27   113   118  
24  
25  
213965   Frozone   Michael Colbert [Master]   SSA   [30]   22   24   20   18   25   109   119  
25  
26  
204415   AMF   Britt Drake [Great Grand Master]   MRYC /Laser Fleet 12 / FBYC   28   [37/OCS]   25   21   20   26   120   120  
26  
27  
206051   #4   Chad Patton [Master]   NA   21   27   [28]   28   16   18   110   120  
27  
28  
157552   Light Smoke   William Murphy [Great Grand Master]   FBYC   27   [31]   30   19   24   28   128   128  
28  
29  
205445      Natalya Gontcharova [Master]   CPYC   24   19   22   24   32   [37/RET-BF]   121   131  
29  
30  
178610      David Tabor [Grand Master]   FBYC   [33]   23   26   29   30   20   128   133  
30  
31  
191967   Cobia   Jeffrey Moore [Master]   SMSA   14   24   19   [37/DNS]   37/DNS   37/OCS   131   141  
31  
32  
186519   Pony   CHRISTINE POTTS [Apprentice Master]   SSA, BTYC   [32]   32   32   31   28   10   133   148  
32  
33  
150077   Spray   Ronald Jenkins [Great Grand Master]   FBYC   34   33   [37/DNF]   37/DNS   33   29   166   166  
33  
34  
208589      Katherine Martin [Apprentice Master]   Potomac River Sailing Association   29   29   31   30   [34]   32   151   166  
34  
35  
203751   None   Frank Patch jr [Grand Master]   CCV (Cruising club of Virginia)   [37/DNS]   37/DNS   37/DNS   27   31   30   162   167  
35  
36  
215467   Truly Scrumptious   Margaret Patterson [Master]   FBYC   35   34   33   [37/DNS]   35   31   168   178  
36  

2019 FBYC Spring Laser Regatta Results

2019 Laser Spring Regatta

Saturday gave us probably the nicest weather we’ve had in a long time for an opening day for the One Design Division at FBYC. 6 Lasers sailed 5 races in a breeze that built from 8 to 15+ knots under partly cloudy skies. Junior Finn Ciszeweski sailed a standard rig sail for the first time and was very fast downwind and competitive all the way around the course. Dave Tabor joined the club this spring and was sailing his first Laser regatta at the club – welcome to the fleet! Guests Trip Ivey and Britt Drake made the trip from Richmond and VA Beach to join us for the day. Mike Toms executed his signature move by port tacking the fleet on the start of the 3rd race and mixed things up at the front of the pack.  Finn’s speed downwind and Jon Deutsch’s speed upwind made for a number of lead changes with Jon prevailing in enough of the races to take the day.  Finn finished 2nd overall and Dave Tabor was 3rd.

2019 Laser Spring Regatta Winners

Thanks to Glenn & Becca Doncaster for heading up the RC and thanks to all of the folks helping them out.

Laser (8 boats)
Series Standing – 5 races scored

Information is final.
Regatta results last updated: Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:13:39 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail Boat Skipper Yacht Club  1  2  3  4  5 Total Pos
1
159785 Backspace Jon Deutsch Fishing Bay YC 1 2 1 1 1 6  
1
2
166915 Andrew Ciszewski fishing bay yacht club 2 1 2 3 2 10  
2
3
178610 Laser David Tabor FBYC 3 5 6 4 4 22  
3
4
204771 Pew Trip Ivey N/a 4 4 5 5 5 23  
4
5
111111 Michael Toms FBYC 9/DNS 9/DNS 3 2 3 26  
5
6
204415 Laser Britt Drake MRYC 9/DNS 3 4 9/DNS 9/DNS 34  
6
7
150025 Nada Ronald Jenkins,sr FBYC 9/DNS 9/DNC 9/DNC 9/DNC 9/DNC 45T  
7
7
197618 Jackson Montague FBYC 9/DNS 9/DNC 9/DNC 9/DNC 9/DNC 45T  
7

Sign up for Laser Masters ACC @ FBYC

LMACC-grey-headerLaser Masters sailors are coming from across the country to the Laser Masters Atlantic Coast Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club October 13-14. Over 30 boats are already registered hailing from New York, Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. FBYC’s Masters events feature great sailing, an easy to launch location, experience race committee and a not-to-be-missed dinner by FBYC’s own Laser-sailing chef – Alain Vincey.  From Apprentices to Legends – there will be competition at all levels.

Register before Tuesday to receive a discounted registration fee!

Want to see what FBYC Laser Masters Regattas are like?  Check out this video:

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David A. Hazlehurst – In Memoriam

David Hazlehurst David Hazlehurst - US Masters

David was well known at FBYC for his involvement in the Laser Fleet and beyond.  David was our fleet captain in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and chaired our Chesapeake Laser Masters Championship during those years including the US Laser Masters that we held in 2000.  A quick clip of him from that event.  David would serve numerous years on the FBYC board and was Commodore in 2003.  Afterward he was a champion for volunteerism at the club.

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David enjoyed traveling on the Masters circuit around the country and even sailed in the Masters World Championships in Chile (1997), Austrailia (1999), Mexico (2000) and Ireland (2001).  He won a number of awards at FBYC including the Piankatank Award, Matthew Fontaine Maury, and Race Committee Trophies.

Alain reflected “He might not have been there at the start of the laser fleet [at FBYC], but he was the one who really made it what it was.”

David later moved into bigger boats sailing on his Dehler 34 sailing in FBYC’s PHRF fleet.

From FBYC and the masters sailors who attend the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters – he will be missed.

Some favorite photos of David at FBYC

Roanoke Time Obituary

2016 FBYC Laser Frostbite Regatta

The Laser Frostbite Regatta was the last event of the year at FBYC and we made it quite easy on the RC by setting a course that allowed them to signal it from the dock.  The wind was just the right direction out of the south west where the RC could run the races from the end of the dock.  We used a boat to move the weather mark and pin.   They had a great time and the proximity to shore enabled the sailors make breaks at the club in between races.

10/30 FBYC Laser Frostbite Regatta

The wind was a little light for this one, but we rolled through the races doing short courses with 10 boats.   Charlie Brewer once again sailed incredibly consistently and took the day.  I followed in 2nd with Len close behind.  What a great way to end the season! – Jon D

RESULTS

2016 Laser Frostbite Regatta
Fishing Bay Yacht Club
30-Oct-16
Place Name Sail Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total
1 Charlie Brew 209333 [3] 2 1 2 2 1 1 9
2 Jon Deutsch 159785 1 3 2 [4] 1 4 2 13
3 Len Guenther 199937 2 [4] 4 1 3 3 4 17
4 Brad Squires 184603 4 1 5 [6] 4 5 3 22
5 Ron Thomps 158670 5 [7] 6 3 6 2 5 27
6 Adam Glass 178857 7 5 3 5 5 6 [9] 31
7 Britt Drake 204415 6 8 9 8 8 7 [10] 46
8 Frank Murph 157552 9 6 8 7 [10] 8 8 46
9 Ron Jenkins 50025 [10] 9 7 10 7 10 7 50
10 Chad Patton 174383 8 [10] 10 9 9 9 6 51
PRO: Mayo Tabb/Mark Stephens

2016 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship Results

It was the 35th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship and the regatta is finally old enough to be a competitor.  The color coral commemorates a 35th anniversary and the shirts we designed turned out pretty cool:

Regatta tshirt

The first day saw medium winds just into the double digits with mostly clear skies.  In 5 races we had some close competition up top between Gavin O’Hare and Charlie Brewer who both finished the day tied with 20 points.  Mike Schmidt was close behind in the 41 boat fleet.

Alain and his kitchen crew prepared another fabulous me and a tent city popped up full of sailors.

Sunday started out with no wind and we waited ashore as it began to build about an hour later.  A little lighter than yesterday we ran a little shorter courses and made it through 4 more races.  Charlie and Gavin stayed close and Gavin managed to edge just ahead of Charlie to win the championship.

Thanks to Alain, Rick, Len, Frank and everyone else who helped make this another great Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship.  And after 13 years of only being the event chair – I’ll be looking forward to next year where I can both run it and qualify to sail in it!

PICTURES | RESULTS | VIDEO

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
2016 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship
October 15-16, 2016
SERIES SUMMARY
All Boats
Pl Sail # Name From A.G. Subg. Pts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 92 Gavin O’Hare Eastport YC M 38 6 2 (12) 3 1 4 3 2 1
2 209333 Charlie Brewer Fishing Bay YC M 40 3 1 3 (9) 5 1 4 5 2
3 121384 Mike Schmidt Magothy River SA GM 58 4 3 2 10 (12) 7 12 6 6
4 210711 John MacCausland Cooper River YC GM 61 2 6 9 (11) 9 8 8 1 10
5 180524 Susan Taylor Severn SA GM Women 65 15 (19) 8 15 4 2 2 8 3
6 204462 Patrick Wachholz Barrie YC M 66 9 (12) 10 2 10 5 1 4 9
7 174236 Jacques Kerrest Potomac River SA GGM 77 7 (16) 1 13 13 13 9 10 11
8 175881 James Jacob Potomac River SA GM 79 5 5 19 1 16 (24) 6 12 7
9 198025 Luke Shingledecker Severn SA A 81 10 7 7 6 3 (17) 13 7 4
10 189772 Rob Halaway YYC M 86 1 4 5 12 14 11\ZFP (43\OCS) 18 5
11 196023 Bob Tan Severn SA M 95 12 8 13 4 6 10 14 (17) 12
12 195478 Mike Moore Diego Garcia YC GM 111 20 (30) 4 7 11 6 17 23 15
13 188702 Roger Link West River SC GGM 113 18 14 11 14 15 21 7 (24) 13
14 199937 Len Guenther Fishing Bay YC GM 115 17 20 14 8 20 9 5 14 (22)
15 207150 Bill Lawson Severn SA GM 117 24 17 6 5 7 14 20 (26) 16
16 209747 Scott Williamson Severn SA A 125 11 22 17 16 8 (23) 10 9 8
17 199552 Don Hahl Brant Beach YC GGM 132 14 10 20 24 23 19 19 3 (26)
18 208107 Finn Hassing Oriental DC GGM 139 25 13 (29) 18 25 15 15 11 17
19 198400 Susie Pagel Delvan Lake YC GM Women 141 13 (21) 18 21 21 18 11 13 18
20 187868 Margaret Podlich Severn SA M Women 148 8 15 15 17 18 11 (31) 28 20
21 203955 Dorian Haldeman Severn SA A Women 151 19 9 16 22 2 (30) 24 21 14
22 168447 Greg Merz Severn SA GM 172 22 23 22 19 28 16 18 16 (29)
23 180536 Steven Cofer Severn SA GM 190 21 25 23 25 26 (27) 21 20 21
24 204415 Britt Drake Maurice River YC GGM 199 23 26 21 20 29 (34) 33 15 32
25 187107 Kent Leverich M 208 16 24 25 28 17 22 26 (36) 34
26 178857 Adam Glass Severn SA GM 216 (33) 31 27 30 30 25 16 22 27
27 9318 Rob Emmett Storm Trysail GM 224 30 (35) 26 33 27 20 25 30 25
28 194118 Keith Barron Potomac River SA M 224 27 32 (39) 23 32 26 22 27 19
29 157552 Frank Murphy Fishing Bay YC GM 225 28 29 31 (36) 22 31 29 19 28
30 199987 Francisco Abriani Potomac River SA A 229 32 11 32 (34) 24 12 30 33 31
31 169574 Denton Roberts Fishing Bay YC GGM 236 36 33 33 26 19 (37) 34 31 24
32 151860 Rich Parolski Ocean City SC GGM 251 (37) 37 30 29 31 28 36 37 23
33 186519 Christine Potts Severn SA A Women 264 26 27 28 27 34 33 27 38 (43\RAF)
34 50005 Christopher Pfrang Hampton YC M 270 31 34 35 31 35 35 28 25 (38)
35 50025 Ron Jenkins Fishing Bay YC GGM 281 29 28 37 37 (43\ZFP) 39 38 34 39
36 209752 David Stenger Severn SA GM 283 35 36 34 (39) 39 29 35 32 35
37 209702 Michael Parramore Severn SA M 290 34 18 24 32 37 (43\DNC) 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC
38 191498 Alain Vincey Fishing Bay YC GGM 294 (43\DNC) 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 40\ZFP 23 29 30
39 170745 Andy Kok ODC/Hampton DF M 298 (39) 39 36 35 36 36 32 35 33
40 183879 Chad Patton ODC/Hampton DF M 314 38 38 38 38 33 38 39 (40) 36
41 210172 Frank Patch M 344 (43\DNC) 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNS 37 39 37
42 169587 Mike Toms Fishing Bay YC GM 352 (43\DNC) 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC 43\DNC

2016 FBYC Fall laser Regatta Results

We had a great day for sailing on Saturday for our Laser Fall Regatta.  We had 7 sailors out and we took out 6 Lasers and a RIB.  Each sailor took two turns running the races while everyone else sailed.  Jon jumped from boat to boat and sailed a different boat each race.  We did 14 total races in just over 3 hours right off the dock in a 4-6 kt north east breeze.  We used Ruthana Jenkin’s auto horn to run a 3 minute horn start so all the RC person had to do was hit start, call the over earlys, and record the finishes.

Charlie Brewer was most consistent and won the day by 3 points over Jon Deutsch.  3rd was Nicholas Cabell who is a member of FBYC Laser Development team.  And a big welcome to Denton Roberts who sailed his first race in a Laser in over a decade and looked sharp and beat some boats in some races.

Following racing, Ruthana Jenkins had some bbq and we all sat around the table and recounted the day of sailing.  Thanks Ruthana for the food and the use of your starting horn.

PICTURES

2016 FBYC Laser Fall Regatta Results
Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Laser Fall Regatta
Saturday, September 17, 2017
Place Skipper Sail 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1 Charlie Brewer 209333 1 RC 1 2 [3] 2 1 1 3 3 1 1 RC 1 17
2 Jon Deutsch 159785 RC 1 3 1 1 1 2 3 [4] 1 2 3 2 RC 20
3 Nicholas Cabell 187977 2 2 2 RC 4 4 4 2 [5] RC 3 5 3 2 33
4 Mike Toms 169587 [DNS/8] DNS/8 DNS/8 4 2 5 RC RC 2 2 4 2 1 3 41
5 Denton Roberts 169574 5 4 5 3 5 RC 5 5 RC 5 5 [6] 5 5 52
6 Britt Drake 204415 3 3 RC [6] 6 3 3 4 1 4 6 RC 4 4 53
7 Ron Jenkins 50025 4 5 4 5 RC 6 [DNS/8] DNS/8 6 6 RC 4 6 6 60

Social: Ruthana Jenkins
Photo Credit: Rob Whittemore